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Home Energy Saving Tips
for the Winter Months
It is no secret that energy prices have skyrocketed over the last few years and that it's a big part of every homeowner's budget, especially those that live in colder climates.

Now that we're in the middle of winter, there are some fairly easy and inexpensive things you can do to save additional money and conserve energy.
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Choosing the Right Fireplace to Match Your Lifestyle & Decor
On a cold winter night there's nothing like gathering in front of a fire with family and friends. The warmth from a fireplace on a chilly day and the scent of burning wood adds a cozy ambiance to any size home. Fireplaces make great gathering spots and many families enjoy lounging around the fireplace in the evenings to talk or watch television together.

Almost all new house plans have at least one fireplace incorporated into their design to accommodate homeowners desire for the warmth and glow of a burning fire. This is especially true in the great room, but you'll also find fireplaces in dining rooms, open kitchen spaces, master suites and outdoor living spaces.
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Editor’s Favorite Products

Design Your Own

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Fireplace Design Solutions® by Cultured Stone® is an interactive program that shows you how to professionally design your fireplace before you even purchase a single stone. Shown in the cool gray tones of Eucalyptus Ledgestone.

The Regency® Panorama Three Sided Gas Fireplace pier design allows you to enjoy the warmth and beauty of a glowing fireplace from various angles. It's ideal to use as a subtle room divider or to bring two rooms together.

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Green Living Tips
Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® is a comprehensive, whole-house approach to improving energy efficiency and home comfort, which is conducted by an approved contractor to assess your home's efficiency and diagnosis areas for improvement.
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